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Gauridaha declared open defecation free zone

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BHADRAPUR—Gauridhara Municipality of Jhapa was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on Sunday.

The municipality having 12,148 househlods was declared ODF by constructing additional 4,397 toilets during the campaign. Before the campaign, 7,751 households had access to toilets here.

Sahara Nepal-a civil society organization had facilitated the ODF campaign with support from Global Sanitation Fund Programme.

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Gauridaha is the 10th ODF-declared local government in Jhapa district.

At the Gauridaha ODF declaration programme, Deputy Chairperson of District Coordination Committee Jhapa, Meena Parajuli shared that the next move is to put in place full of sanitation campaign after the ODF campaign.

On the occasion, Gauridaha municipality Mayor Rohit Kumar Saha pledged to make his local government an example for others.

Jhapa district has 15 local governments.

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Province-3 announces public holiday on Lhosar

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HETAUDA— The Province-3 government has decided to grant public holiday on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar.

Issuing a release on Sunday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law announced public holiday in the Province-3 on the occasion of 2855th Sonam Lhosar on February 5 (Tuesday).

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The Cabinet meeting on January 23 took the decision to announce public holiday on Lhosar. A grant Lhosar celebration is also to be organised in Province-3 which has the majority of Tamang community people.

The celebration is taking place in province headquarters, Herauda, on February 4 and 5.

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